Auction 27 | Lot No. 39
5 cases produced
- The fruit for this wine comes from our favorite blocks in the historic Martin Stelling Vineyard
- The vineyard features some of the most beautiful, gravelly loam soil in Napa Valley
- These soils produce a wine with bright fruit and supple tannins with beautiful structure
- Aging in 75% new French oak barrels for 20 months
This unique wine offers generous aromas of blackberry, chocolate-covered cherries and espresso that jump out of the glass. These notes give way to a full midpalate filled with a purity of black cherry flavors, accented by dusky dark cocoa and toffee notes. Fine-grained tannins offer mouth-filling structure from start to end and a full velvety texture. Estate bottled.
Winemaker, Far Niente
A graduate of the Viticulture and Enology program at The University of California at Davis, Nicole Marchesi honed her skills in Sonoma and New Zealand before coming to Far Niente as an enologist in 2005. She was soon promoted to assistant winemaker, and 4 years later became the fourth winemaker in Far Niente's 30-year history. During her tenure, Marchesi has gained a deep understanding of our estate vineyards, working with the sites and individual blocks to bring forth the discrete character of each. Ultimately, Marchesi strives to create wines of elegance and depth that capture both place and vintage, while staying true to the Far Niente house style.
Country born: United States of America
Education: A graduate of the Viticulture and Enology program at The University of California at Davis, Nicole Marchesi honed her skills in Sonoma and New Zealand
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
Marchesi strives to create wines of elegance and depth that capture both place and vintage
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